Brian Goodwin
#960 Overall Influence

Brian Goodwin

Canadian mathematician and biologist

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Brian Carey Goodwin was a Canadian mathematician and biologist, a Professor Emeritus at the Open University and a founder of theoretical biology and biomathematics. He introduced the use of complex systems and generative models in developmental biology. He suggested that a reductionist view of nature fails to explain complex features, controversially proposing the structuralist theory that morphogenetic fields might substitute for natural selection in driving evolution. He was also a visible member of the Third Culture movement.

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The Open University
The Open University

University in Milton Keynes, UK

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#84 World Rank
Biology
#9007 World Rank
Mathematics